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08 Jan 2021 02:03 PM

St. Maarten Government Representatives Meet With State Secretary Knops

Philipsburg On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
08 Jan 2021 01:50 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, January 7th, Prime Minister & Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, and their support staff met with State Secretary of Interior & Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation in a series of meetings at the Government Administration Building to update and follow-up on agreements made prior to the end of 2020 Read more


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Source: 721 News
06 Jan 2021 04:21 PM

Mp Emmanuel: Govt. And MpS PlayingDangerous Game With Dutch

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages with reforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP’s are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

“When you listen to MP’s supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Jan 2021 06:20 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the country packages with reforms. So says Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel who added that MP's are now stating that they have little to no information and are confused about what the Prime Minister signed with State Secretary Knops.

"When you listen to MP's supporting this government who have been in the media making comments and on the floor of Parliament, you can deduct in what direction they are heading Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
31 Dec 2020 12:07 AM

Naf. 61.2M Transferred To St. MaartenS Account

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that St. Maarten had received a 61.2-million-guilder loan from the Netherlands on December 28.

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Source: SMN-News
14 Dec 2020 02:17 PM

~UPP, PFP, and NA supports the signing of agreement and COHO

 PHILIPSBURG: --- The coalition partners that are supporting the government of St. Maarten give the Prime Minister of St. Maarten its blessings in the form of a verbal declaration to go ahead and sign the COHO law. The leader of the UPP faction was the first to give the Prime Minister the declaration State Secretary Raymond Knops wants when he demanded that she gets such prior to the December 18th meeting.

UPP supports the signing of COHO Law.

After making her position known, the UPP MP and Faction Leader Grisha Heyliger Marten gave the declaration that the State Secretary Raymond Knops is looking for, thereby Heyliger Martin then said I am sure of our Prime Minister of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Dec 2020 11:54 PM

Irion Counters Cft Letter That Govt.S Financial Management Is Inadequate

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that his ministry has made several improvements in a relatively short period of time, countering statements by the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT that governments financial management is severely inadequate.

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Source: The Daily Herald
10 Nov 2020 12:27 PM

Jacobs Holds Info Session On Cost- Cutting Measures With Civil Servants

Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs on November 6, held a virtual information session for civil servants to provide an update concerning governments cost-cutting measures as per the conditions for further liquidity support from the Netherlands.

The conditions, among other things, are a 12.5 per cent per cent reduction on the total salary package and employment benefits of civil servants, as well as a 25 per cent reduction on the total salary package and employment benefits of Members of Parliament and Ministers.

In its efforts to meet the second tranche conditions set by the Dutch government, St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Nov 2020 11:09 PM

2021 Plates Ordered, Solution For Future

File photo of the 2019 number plates, which were still used in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis (file photo).

PHILIPSBURG--Motorists in the country will get new number plates for their vehicles in 2021. Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said government is still looking into the possible solutions that can be used in the place of n Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Nov 2020 12:37 PM

~ State Secretary did not respond to St. Maarten~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday that there is still no agreement with the Dutch Government with regards the continued financial support. Jacobs said discussions are ongoing with the CFT and that St. Maartens Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion just last week sent another proposal to the CFT which would avoid the government from cutting the salaries of civil servants.
Jacobs explained that St Read more


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Source: 721 News
28 Oct 2020 09:45 PM

Article 25 Trumps Article 16 Of The Kingdom Law On Financial Supervision.

The conclusion I have come to after reading a letter dated October 19, 2020 sent by the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion to State Raymond Knops is that article 25 of the Kingdom Law on Financial Supervision trumps articles 16 of the same Law. A text from the advices of the Department of Judicial Affairs and Legislation from the Ministry of General Affairs both from St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
28 Oct 2020 11:25 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The plan presented by the Minister of TEATT Ludmilla de Weever to the parliament of St. Maarten last week is just the Ministers big idea says Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion. Irion made the statement at the Council of Minister's press conference on Wednesday when he was asked by SMN News if he could provide further details on the tax abolishment that was part of the plan Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2020 06:19 PM

Mps Calls On Government To Reopen All Ports Now To Rebound Economy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- I told you so, says Member of Parliament Omar Ottley when he was pushing the government to begin rapid testing as visitors arrive on the island for the COVID-19 tests.
Ottley told the Ministers that attended the parliament meeting on Wednesday that they to reopen all business on St. Maarten so that money could circulate Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Oct 2020 11:41 AM

Dutch Still Refuses Entertain Discussion On Cre, Knops Blackmail Continues.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs confirmed that the Dutch government still refuses to entertain any form of discussions on the law to establish the Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE). Jacobs said that the same goes for Curacao and Aruba. She said as soon as the Dutch government decides to reopen the discussion St. Maarten will be ready as they did send a number of changes to the law to ensure that this new entity does not trample on the autonomy of the countries Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 Oct 2020 03:58 PM

Knops Asked Irion To Withdraw Bond-Issue

THE HAGUE--Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops last week asked St. Maarten Finance Minister Ardwell Irion to cease the procedure of floating a NAf. 75 million bond on the local capital market to raise funds to cover governments operational costs.

Knops made his request in a letter that he sent to Irion last week Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 Oct 2020 09:00 PM

Irion Wants Suspension Of Naf. 75 Million Bond

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Monday that he has requested that the Central Bank of Curaao and St. Maarten (CBCS) suspend the local auction of a bond of NAf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Oct 2020 07:04 PM

Minister Of Finance Suspends Bond, Blackmailed By State Secretary Knops.

PHILIPSBURG:---The Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion has requested the CBCS to suspend (cancel) the auction (bond). Sint Maarten is currently in discussions with the Netherlands regarding the refinancing of a loan, which is scheduled to mature on October 21st, 2020. Sint Maarten has opted to accept the proposal of the Netherlands as outlined in their letter of October 16th, 2020, which will result in the postponement of the maturity date and avoid a technical default Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Oct 2020 07:04 PM

Minister Of Finance Suspends Bond, Blackmailed By State Secretary Knops. (Updated)

PHILIPSBURG:---The Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion has requested the CBCS to suspend (cancel) the auction (bond). Sint Maarten is currently in discussions with the Netherlands regarding the refinancing of a loan, which is scheduled to mature on October 21st, 2020. Sint Maarten has opted to accept the proposal of the Netherlands as outlined in their letter of October 16th, 2020, which will result in the postponement of the maturity date and avoid a technical default Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Oct 2020 11:42 PM

Irion Says Floating Bond Not A Violation, Cft Asked To Clarify

Finance Minister Ardwell Irion.

PHILIPSBURG--One hundred per cent inaccurate, was the description used by Finance Minister Ardwell Irion on Wednesday, to describe statements made by the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT regarding the floating of a NAf Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Oct 2020 11:21 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion said on Wednesday that the CFT made wrongful statements in their letter of October 12th regarding St. Maartens intention to float a bond for NAF 75M. Irion said that while the articles in the CFT regulation are vague, he said article 16 pertains to capital expenditures which St. Maarten is adhering to Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Oct 2020 07:51 AM

~Kingdom Council of Ministers have to allow St. Maarten to float bonds~

PHILIPSBURG:--- The chairman of the CFT dispatched a letter to the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion informing him that he is not allowed to float a bond with the Central Bank.
The letter sent on October 12th states that on October 9th was informed of the Ministers decision to float a bond for NAF 75M from the country to attract the domestic market.
Article 16 of Curaao and Sint Maarten Financial Supervision Act (Rft) sets out the procedure and criteria for taking out loans Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Oct 2020 11:31 PM

Several Govt. Departments To Be Relocated To Btp Building

The BTP building on Cannegieter Street.

PHILIPSBURG--In an effort to further save on cost, several government departments will be relocated to the vacant floors of the Bureau Telecommunications and Post (BTP) building on Cannegieter Street, saving government between US $30,000 and $40,000 monthly, Finance Minister Ardwell IrionRead more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Oct 2020 11:59 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion announced on Wednesday that the government of St. Maarten submitted a request with the Central Bank to float a bond in order to get out of its financial crisis. The Minister further explained that the government of St. Maarten continues with its efforts to cut costs and increase its revenues Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Sep 2020 11:55 PM

Representatives of Qredits with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion (third left), Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech (fourth left) and TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever (fifth left) Read more


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